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The Resource Information status and noncanonical word order in English, Betty J. Birner, Gregory Ward

Information status and noncanonical word order in English, Betty J. Birner, Gregory Ward

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Information status and noncanonical word order in English
Title
Information status and noncanonical word order in English
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Betty J. Birner, Gregory Ward
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Language
eng
Summary
This work provides a comprehensive discourse-functional account of three classes of noncanonical constituent placement in English - preposing, postposing, and argument reversal - and shows how their interaction is accounted for in a principled and predictive way. In doing so, it details the variety of ways in which information can be 'given' or 'new' and shows how an understanding of this variety allows us to account for the distribution of these constructions in discourse. Moreover, the authors show that there exist broad and empirically verifiable functional correspondences within classes of
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digitized
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Birner, Betty J
Dewey number
401/.41
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1390
LC item number
.B575 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Ward, Gregory L
Series statement
Studies in language companion series,
Series volume
v. 40
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  • English language
  • English language
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • REFERENCE
  • English language
  • English language
  • Wortstellung
  • Topikalisierung
  • Engels
  • Syntaxis
  • Pragmatiek
  • Woordvolgorde
  • Anglais (langue)
  • Anglais (langue)
  • Englisch
Label
Information status and noncanonical word order in English, Betty J. Birner, Gregory Ward
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-306) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • INFORMATION STATUS AND NONCANONICAL WORD ORDER IN ENGLISH -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Preposing and Postposing Constructions -- Preposing -- Postposing -- Argument reversal -- Theoretical Framework -- Focus/presupposition -- 'New to the discourse' vs. 'new to the hearer' -- Linking relations -- Posets -- Links -- Weight -- Data -- Notational Conventions -- Chapter 2. Preposing -- Topicalization -- General constraints -- Proposition assessment -- Proposition affirmation
  • Proposition suspension -- Topicalization and definiteness -- Focus Preposing -- General constraints -- Echoing -- Yiddish-movement -- Left-Dislocation -- Summary -- Chapter 3. Postposing -- General Constraints -- Existential 'there' -- Presentational 'there' -- A comparison of existential and presentational 'there' -- Definites in 'There'-Sentences -- The so-called 'definiteness effect' -- Definitesin existential 'there'-sentences -- Hearer-old entities treated as hearer-new -- Hearer-new tokens of hearer-old types -- Hearer-old entities newly instantiating a variable -- False definites
  • Definites in presentational 'there'-sentences -- Right-Dislocation -- General constraints -- A comparison of right-dislocation and postposing -- Summary -- Chapter 4. Argument Reversal -- Inversion -- General constraints -- Linking relations -- Inversion and definiteness -- 'Locative inversion' and verb choice -- Passivization -- General constraints -- Linking relations -- A comparison of passivization and inversion -- PP Preposing with 'There'-Insertion -- Summary -- Chapter 5. Noncanonical Word Order and Discourse Structure -- Commonalities and Differences Across Constructions
  • Linking Relations and Noncanonical Word Order -- Preposing -- Argument reversal -- The anchoring poset -- Open Propositions and Locative Constituents -- Presuppositional preposing -- Locative preposing constructions -- Intonation -- Inversion -- Preposing -- Toward a Unified Theory of Noncanonical Word Order -- Chapter 6. Extensions and Implications -- Crosslinguistic Extensions -- Farsi inversion -- Italian presentational 'ci'-sentences -- Italian subject postposing -- Italian inversion -- Yiddish 'es'-sentences -- Summary of Constraints on Noncanonical Word Order -- Theoretical Implications
  • Appendix -- References -- Index
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750183082
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1 online resource (xii, 314 pages)
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9789027281906
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)750183082
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Information status and noncanonical word order in English, Betty J. Birner, Gregory Ward
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-306) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • INFORMATION STATUS AND NONCANONICAL WORD ORDER IN ENGLISH -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Preposing and Postposing Constructions -- Preposing -- Postposing -- Argument reversal -- Theoretical Framework -- Focus/presupposition -- 'New to the discourse' vs. 'new to the hearer' -- Linking relations -- Posets -- Links -- Weight -- Data -- Notational Conventions -- Chapter 2. Preposing -- Topicalization -- General constraints -- Proposition assessment -- Proposition affirmation
  • Proposition suspension -- Topicalization and definiteness -- Focus Preposing -- General constraints -- Echoing -- Yiddish-movement -- Left-Dislocation -- Summary -- Chapter 3. Postposing -- General Constraints -- Existential 'there' -- Presentational 'there' -- A comparison of existential and presentational 'there' -- Definites in 'There'-Sentences -- The so-called 'definiteness effect' -- Definitesin existential 'there'-sentences -- Hearer-old entities treated as hearer-new -- Hearer-new tokens of hearer-old types -- Hearer-old entities newly instantiating a variable -- False definites
  • Definites in presentational 'there'-sentences -- Right-Dislocation -- General constraints -- A comparison of right-dislocation and postposing -- Summary -- Chapter 4. Argument Reversal -- Inversion -- General constraints -- Linking relations -- Inversion and definiteness -- 'Locative inversion' and verb choice -- Passivization -- General constraints -- Linking relations -- A comparison of passivization and inversion -- PP Preposing with 'There'-Insertion -- Summary -- Chapter 5. Noncanonical Word Order and Discourse Structure -- Commonalities and Differences Across Constructions
  • Linking Relations and Noncanonical Word Order -- Preposing -- Argument reversal -- The anchoring poset -- Open Propositions and Locative Constituents -- Presuppositional preposing -- Locative preposing constructions -- Intonation -- Inversion -- Preposing -- Toward a Unified Theory of Noncanonical Word Order -- Chapter 6. Extensions and Implications -- Crosslinguistic Extensions -- Farsi inversion -- Italian presentational 'ci'-sentences -- Italian subject postposing -- Italian inversion -- Yiddish 'es'-sentences -- Summary of Constraints on Noncanonical Word Order -- Theoretical Implications
  • Appendix -- References -- Index
Control code
750183082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027281906
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)750183082
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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